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by Ian Jones
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Modern heater valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Modern heater valves

So is the "dead end" a known problem on a standard engine or does it only manifest itself (head overheating?) on a tuned engine. What I'm really asking I suppose, is whether I should keep my manual valve open and rely on closing the air off to prevent passengers overheating? If so I'll need to try t...
by Ian Jones
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Modern heater valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Modern heater valves

My '68 traveller has the earlier manual screw valve fitted which is normally not an issue but occasionally it would be useful to operate it remotely. I had understood that the valves currently available were a problem in use, not just in fitting. Maybe I've misunderstood. I can make a fitting such a...
by Ian Jones
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch problem
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: clutch problem

Release bearing maybe?
by Ian Jones
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: engine oil

Hello All As well as the viscosity of the oil, it is important to use one with the correct detergent package. My 1935 Austin 10 has no oil filter and was designed so that the solids picked up by the oil settled out and weren't recirculated causing more wear. I use a non-detergent oil in this car as ...
by Ian Jones
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Door catch

Thanks for the reply. I've had another look and the spring you mention is fine. I think the problem is that the locking mechanism is worn which allows the handle to retract the locking bolt enough to clear the catch. The answer is to remove the lock and replace the worn bits. For now I've made a spa...
by Ian Jones
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door catch
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Door catch

Hello All Problem with passenger door locking on my traveller. The door closes properly and locks but, when locked, if the door handle is operated, the door will open as far as the second catch but no further. When locked the handle moves the catch far enough to clear the inner position but not the ...
by Ian Jones
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got a car! TMK807F
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Finally got a car! TMK807F

Thanks for the replies. After seeing some very poor cars for good money, I have bought from Charles Wares. Had the car up in the air at a friend's garage today and am very pleased. Lots of new parts on suspension, steering and brakes. New exhaust and tyres. Yes you pay a price, but for someone like ...
by Ian Jones
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got a car! TMK807F
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Finally got a car! TMK807F

Hello all

After several months looking around, I have finally bought a traveller. Smoke grey, TMK807F. Anyone know it?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor position
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: Distributor position

Sorry to jump into this thread so late but am I understanding correctly that engine was running relatively ok about 20 deg too far advanced? Not pinking? I'm amazed. My usual way of timing an engine is to set it to the book (which was written for the fuel of the day), then advance it until the engin...
by Ian Jones
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil very hot and difficult starting
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Coil very hot and difficult starting

Coils come in a variety of resistances. The ones used in conjunction with some electronic ignition systems have a resistance of around 1 ohm which, if used with standard ignition will mean about 12 amps. They will get very hot. Don't ask how I know! Your coil with standard ignition needs to be 3 or ...
by Ian Jones
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?
Replies: 57
Views: 4206

Re: Driving to Scotland - Any Tips?

I lived in Beckermet, just North of gosforth, for 30 years until I moved south 5 years ago. The journey you describe is horrible until j36 M6 at which point it becomes beautiful. If you get chance I would go for hardknott and wrynose. The secret on the steepest bits is to hold 1st even though 2nd is...
by Ian Jones
Sat May 26, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder reservoir cap sealing
Replies: 20
Views: 1906

Re: Master cylinder reservoir cap sealing

Try a smear (just a smear!) of Automotive (not bathroom!) RTV gasket sealant on each side of the washer. Make sure all is clean and dry, fit the plug, leave for 24hrs.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 5518

Re: Mot

I owned 3 pre-60 vehicles when pre-60s became MoT exempt. They were all MoT'd and taxed at the time. When the MoTs expired I simply carried on using them without MoT then retaxed on line at the appropriate time and the system recognised that they didn't require MoTs to be retaxed. They were all reco...
by Ian Jones
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I need to buy a new battery
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: I need to buy a new battery

I've bought batteries for several vehicles from:

https://www.tayna.co.uk/

Always been satisfied.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starter problem
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: starter problem

When you say that it wouldn't start, do you mean nothing happened when you pulled the starter, or the starter motor turned the engine but it wouldn't start?

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Plus Gas vs WD40 Specialist Penetrant Spray
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Re: Plus Gas vs WD40 Specialist Penetrant Spray

Plus gas is good, but, if all else fails, a 50/50 mix of acetone and auto transmission fluid is superb (though watch it on the paintwork!). You have to use it quickly as the acetone content evaporates off.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor spinning in engine block
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Distributor spinning in engine block

Emleyowl wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 pm
I am fitting an electonic ignition distributor and it turns freely. I have tightened the clamp but it doent seem to get hold of it. Should it turn freely or sure it lock into place.
Hello

The body certainly should not turn.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: PSK 432
Replies: 0
Views: 694

PSK 432

Hello All

Still looking for a traveller. PSK 432 is for sale and I wondered if anyone knew anything about its history. It has stickers which imply it has done at least 1 "Minors on tour" trip. Almond green.

Regards

Ian
by Ian Jones
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The other Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: The other Minor

It will probably be the same basic engine as the DKW, Wartburg etc. Really good engine, if a little smokey. Very tuneable! 3 cyl 2-stroke, feels (and pulls) like a 6 cyl 4 stroke. No distributor, 3 sets of points and 3 coils. Vacuum operated fuel pump which failed when the diaphragm split. Usually s...
by Ian Jones
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Front hub assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: Front hub assembly

That's what I meant Les.

Regards

Ian